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Blinken stresses the urgent need to reopen Rafah crossing


Sat 25 May 2024 | 05:51 PM
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken
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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed the importance of concluding talks between Egypt and Israel, to reopen the Rafah crossing as soon as possible to deliver humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza.

The US State Department said - in a statement today (Saturday) - that Blinken stressed, during a phone call with Israeli War Council Minister Benny Gantz, the urgent need to protect civilians and relief workers in Gaza and calm tensions in the West Bank, and the importance of increasing levels of humanitarian assistance throughout Gaza.

Blinken discussed the latest efforts to achieve a ceasefire as part of an agreement to release hostages and prevent the conflict from expanding throughout the region.